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Exhibit 38

Ischemic Heart Disease Six-year Average Age-Adjusted Mortality Rates for Central Texas Region by County 1999-2004

Mortality rates from ischemic heart disease are higher than the state average in over half of the Central Texas counties. Statewide, the average age-adjusted mortality rate was 179.5 per 100,000 persons, averaged over six years.

Eleven counties in Upper East Texas had average age-adjusted mortality rates statistically significantly higher than the state rate.

These counties are:

  • Bosque
  • Coryell
  • Hamilton
  • Hill
  • Lampasas
  • McLennan
  • Bell
  • Falls
  • Robertson
  • Madison
  • Grimes

Seven counties in Central Texas had average age-adjusted mortality rates lower than the state rate, but not statistically significantly different from the state rate.

These counties are:

  • Mills
  • Limestone
  • Freestone
  • Milam
  • Leon
  • Brazos
  • Washington

San Saba County in Central Texas had mortality rates significantly lower than the statewide average age-adjusted mortality rate. Burleson County was excluded because deaths accounted for less than 25 cases.

Source: Texas Department of State Health Services.

For more information on this exhibit, please contact the Comptroller’s Data Services Division at 512-463-4900 or at P.O. Box 13528, Austin, Texas 78711-3528.

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